Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 40,000,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.